District 3 Inspection Issue Resolved

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

A resolution to the District 3 equipment inspection issue has been reached! The policy in D3 will remain unchanged and MASS DOT staff WILL respond to a contractors private property to perform inspections as long as 5 or more pieces of equipment are ready for inspection and the contractor requests same. PLEASE cross your T’s and […]

Equipment Inspections – Important Info for District 3

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

It has been brought to the attention of the Executive Board of the MSICA that equipment inspections in MA DOT District 3 will be performed ONLY at a MA DOT facility, and ONLY on the appointed inspection dates and times. We understand that this includes inspections for contractors who own and operate 5 or more pieces […]

Deadlines Looming – Act Fast!

Posted on Sep 16, 2014

As previously stated on this web site, we are continuing discussions with MA DOT regarding certain pieces of equipment that were omitted from realizing a rate increase in both year one and year two of the new equipment rental agreement.  Executive Board member, Robert Sullivan, had discussions with DOT officials this morning and talk will […]

2 Year Contract Successfully Negotiated!

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

Contractors spoke, we heard you, and we prevailed!  MAJOR CUTS IN RATES AVOIDED, TWO YEAR CONTRACT SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED WITH RAISES IN BOTH YEARS!!  As a result of continued negotiations and continued cooperation from both sides, we have successfully concluded contract discussions with MA DOT. The 2014-2016 agreement is completed and available on the MA DOT […]

Rates Discussed During Second Day of Negotiations

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

Our second day of contract negotiations was devoted to the discussion of rates. As our membership is aware, the department wished to make deep reductions in the pay rate for the wing plow and closed loop ground speed control (as outlined on the last page of the 2013-2014 S&I agreement).  What we believe has not […]

Meeting with MADOT Today!

Posted on Sep 09, 2014

  Your negotiating team is meeting with MA DOT officials this afternoon at Transportation Headquarters in Boston.   Wish us luck and will us some much needed support as we embark on yet another journey to secure you a fair and equitable snow and ice contract.   Many proposals including the preservation of the existing […]

Contract Discussions Are Ongoing

Posted on Sep 08, 2014

Our negotiating team, which is comprised of members of our Board of Directors, have been meeting with DOT officials in Boston with hopes of negotiating a fair and equitable two year equipment rental agreement.  We have submitted several proposals for the new contract and have additional meetings scheduled with DOT staff.  Please check back, as […]